Daubz1977 wrote:Leafcutter wrote:Daubz1977 wrote:Yes mate i cant wait, im really excited but also a little bit scared. Ive gone for separate pods so i can keep adding to it and because i am keeping them in my loft im going to have metres of tubing and several outworlds to feed them from so i can keep them guessing by feeding them in different places... once the colonys bigger
The early stages are the most difficult as the Queen is subject to stress, but I'm sure you'll be able to manage. A tip for when the colony is settled in is to get some fresh chemical-free privet and chop it up into small fragments and scatter them on top of the fungus directly. I'd only do this if the workers aren't cutting leaves as that tends to be the issue in a small colony, and also make sure the leaves are not too far away from the fungus garden itself.
Thanks for the tip mate. I will document my setup in my journal formica but my setup will grow with my colony.
Keep us all updated Daubz, BTW my AntCam is on the Atta colony if anyone was wondering .
Oecophylla smaragdina (Australian)